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Colette meaning and name origin
Colette \c(o)-lette, col(et)-te\ as a girl's name is pronounced ko-LET. It is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Colette is "people of victory". Diminutive of the medieval name Colle, a short form of Nicholas, and also a short form of Nicolette. Saint Collette was a 15th century French nun who gave her money to the poor. Made popular from the 1920s due to the fame of the French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954).
Colette has 12 variant forms: Cloette, Coco, Coe, Coetta, Coleta, Coletta, Collet, Colleta, Collete, Collett, Collette and Kolette.
For more information, see also related names Colleen and Nicole.
Baby names that sound like Colette are Cleta and Clytie.
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Popularity of Colette
Colette is a very popular first name for women (#850 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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